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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.


Hari Sreenivasan
Senior Correspondent, Director of Digital Partnerships, PBS NewsHour
KRCB 09/06/2013
The NSA is able to crack through encryption or protective encoding tools that are used by businesses, banks, social media and other kinds of online commerce. For example, it's often assumed that when you purchase a product online or bank online with a secured and locked h.t.t.p.s. connection, you have protected your password and financial information. But the news reports say the NSA can unlock that information. Nicole Perlroth is a cybersecurity reporter with "The New York Times." she joins us from San Francisco.
Hari Sreenivasan
Senior Correspondent, Director of Digital Partnerships, PBS NewsHour
KQED 09/09/2013
From Germany tonight, the magazine der spiegel is reporting that America's National Security Agency is capable of accessing user data on most major smart phones, including Apple iPhones, Blackberries, and on devices using Google's Android operating system. The magazine says its report is based on top secret NSA documents that it has seen. On Friday, Google announced that it has accelerated efforts to encrypt all its data. That followed earlier reports about NSA abilities to break digital locks.
Hari Sreenivasan
Anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend
KQED 09/20/2014
Sreenivasan: Word tonight that the United States has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe. This, according to an Associated Press story, that quotes current and former American officials. Under the stand-down order, the AP says case officers are forbidden from so-called unilateral operations, such as meeting with sources they have recruited within allied governments. American spying in Western Europe came to light in classified documents leaked by former N.S.A. contractor Edward Snowden.
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